Nursing Home sector Consultation Report on the Development of Long Term Care Legislation
To ensure that the voice of the nursing home sector was heard during the development of new legislation that would replace the current Nursing Home Act, the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes committed to consult with management, boards, staff, volunteers, families and residents. The purpose of this effort was to capture the sector feedback on topics of current and future interest and prepare a submission for government to consider. To accommodate the timelines of government for presentation of a new Act this fall, all consultation sessions had to be conducted within the month of September, meaning the earliest a report can be submitted is October 2017. It is understood that with an October report submission, the opportunity to contribute to new legislation is limited, but despite this we are deeply committed to expressing the voice of the sector that includes some of the most vulnerable New Brunswick citizens, being nursing home residents.